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  • iOS Engineering Internship – Zoë Klapman

    (Excerpted from An Internship in the Bag: Engineering a New FieldView Feature)

    This month marks the completion for summer internships around the United States. For me, as we speak, I’m gearing up for my final year at Monmouth University as I finish my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (and continue playing as much tennis as I can).

    Summers tend to fly by, whether you’re spending the time on self-care or project deliverables. I couldn’t be happier than to have spent my summer on the latter, focusing on a Climate FieldView™ feature project that will deliver a ton of value to farmers around the world by streamlining a small, but critical, part of the planting process….

    Most of what we talk about within Climate related to the value that FieldView™ and digital farming can provide is related to BIG data that comes from fields. When, how, and what was planted? When did you apply an input, and how much, and when and how much did you harvest?

    These are important considerations, and it’s our job as computer scientists, engineers, and data scientists to dive deeper and find ways to answer pain points that our customers might not even know they have yet. Something that works okay as is, but if changed could drastically improve experiences across the board….

    Over the course of the summer, I’ve gone from being a junior undergrad Computer Science major to quickly learning and utilizing complex iOS skills in an agile work environment.

    The practical experience I’ve gained has been immense, flexing critical skills in navigating larger-scale projects in a test-driven development environment, strengthening my source control abilities, and having been exposed to really complex iOS skills like implementing Apple Vision, Decorator pattern, and multithreading, to name a few.

    Who knew that enabling farmers to scan a barcode with a picture could do so much?

  • Software Engineering Internship – Jordan Strobing

    (Excerpted from My Experience as a Software Engineer Intern at Fidelity Investments)

    Being a part of Fidelity’s Internship Program has been a wonderful experience over the past couple months. From day one, I have experienced endless amounts of support, a flexible schedule, and a tech project that has allowed me to use my existing skills while growing knowledge in new areas.

    As someone who had no experience prior to this internship, the company, and my team have done a great job making me feel comfortable and confident in my new role as a Software Engineer Intern. During orientation my first week, I learned many things about Fidelity as a company and how the internship program worked …

    As a Software Engineer Intern, I was tasked with recreating an outdated system application using a modern set of technologies. This required me to learn a heap of new technologies that I had no experience with. I was very excited to get started, as learning new technologies is something I really enjoy … After working on this project, I have learned several technologies, a new programming language, and was able to work with large collections of data, automate processes and build a user interface for the application. All of this allowed for me to take away the knowledge of how software is built at a granular level.

    Overall, I’ve greatly enjoyed my experience interning at Fidelity this summer. …

  • Student Machine Learning Research – Anna Nardelli

    Anna Nardelli

    My name is Anna Nardelli and I’m a junior Computer Science major at Monmouth University. Since my first year at Monmouth, my professors have inspired me to explore the world of possibilities for a career in computer science. I’ve had many opportunities throughout my time here to apply the skills I’ve learned in my courses to real-world problems.

    Last summer, I participated in Monmouth’s Summer Research Program. Me and my team spent the summer developing a Natural Language Processing algorithm, which we applied to Monmouth’s Computer Science department’s syllabi to analyze the effectiveness of our courses in accordance with ABET accreditation guidelines. While working on this project, I gained both technical skills with Python and leadership skills while working with others.

    During the Fall 2021 semester, I began working on Dr. Wang’s machine learning research team. Working in Dr. Wang’s office has greatly expanded my experience and I’ve become much more comfortable and confident with my skill set. We recently wrapped up a research project of ours in which we used machine learning to predict a patient’s length of stay in a hospital based on their initial intake data, and we are currently writing a paper which we will eventually submit to be published in an academic journal.

    I am extremely grateful for the opportunities that being a computer science student at Monmouth has provided me. While I was interviewing with companies for a summer internship, every interviewer was interested in these projects and what I had learned from them. This summer I’ll be interning at Northrop Grumman in Baltimore, MD and my experience as a Monmouth researcher is sure to be a benefit as I adjust to my new role!


  • Securing a Summer Internship – Zoë Klapman

    Zoë Klapman

    My name is Zoë Klapman and I am currently a third-year/junior student at Monmouth University majoring in computer science and expecting to graduate in May 2023. I balance my time in the classroom with playing on Monmouth University’s Division I Women’s Tennis Team.

    One of my goals for the year was to secure a summer internship. Setting out to find an internship was quite demanding and required that I invest numerous hours. This process entailed multiple steps that began prior to my third year. Early-on, I had been advised on the importance of building a portfolio of projects to include on my resume to attract potential employers. By the end of the summer following my second year, I developed a python application to do facial recognition, and uploaded the project to my GitHub account. Throughout the summer, I also began studying and preparing for the technical interviews required during the interviewing process. I used multiple websites to review and apply my knowledge of data structures. As well as studying technical skills, I regularly attended virtual events hosted by prospective companies to learn about the interviewing process and watched countless YouTube videos to best prepare for standard interviewing questions. I managed all of this prep work while completing two summer school classes and training for tennis.

    In the fall of my junior year, per my professor’s suggestion, I took the CS/SE-337 Enterprise Mobile Apps class to learn how to develop apps in iOS and build on my list of projects to bolster my resume. The class enhanced my qualifications during job search. During winter break, I focused on sending out resumes, filling out applications, studying for technical interviews, while continuing to train on a tennis court. For me, the process continued into the first half of the spring semester. I averaged three interviews/tests per week. Some companies began with phone call interviews, whereas other companies started off with technical interviews/tests and cognitive exams. Many of the initial interviews were spent discussing my background, where I had the opportunity to go into detail about my previous projects. My semester project from the iOS Apps class was a main topic of conversation – interviewers asking about applying computer science concepts in developing software. After several interviews and tests, I finally landed the right opportunity. I am very much looking forward to working at The Climate Corporation as a Software Engineer Intern in an iOS app development role for summer 2022 in San Francisco, California.